“Home for the Holidays” plays Dec. 12 to 22 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. This family-oriented production has a cast of about 50 colorfully costumed singers, dancers, musicians who perform traditional and new material. Tickets: 720-509-1000, LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
“A Christmas Carol: a Radio Play” will be presented by Parker-based Goodness Gracious Productions Dec. 13-22 at the Deep Space Events Center, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive #50, Parker. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Dec. 22. Tickets: $15, goodnessgracious.org, 303-968-4157.
Back in Arvada
“A Christmas Carol, the Musical” plays through Dec. 22 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, in a return performance. Directed by Gavin Meyer, it has elegant staging, beautiful costumes and a large cast. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Ticket prices start at $53, with 50 percent off for children, if purchased through the box office, 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.
In the afterlife
“The Christmas Spirit” by Frederick Stroppel plays through Dec. 21, presented by Firehouse Theater at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. Directed by Clint Heyn, it's about Julia Dowling's unexpected visitor, who means to escort her to the afterlife, after he attends a Christmas party. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays Dec. 1 and 15. Tickets: $20/$18. 303-562-3232, firehousetheatercompany.com.
Candle at Spark
“The Christmas Candle Burns,” an original comedy for adults only, written by director Roger Winn and Spark crew and cast, plays Nov. 29 To Dec 14 at Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (no show Dec. 6). Tickets: $12 online, $15 day of show (check or cash only). 303-346-7396, sparktheater.org.
Ice is nice
“Guys on Ice — a musical about ice fishing” will play at the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, Dec. 13, 14, 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. Marvin and Lloyd are ice fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers. Charles Packard directs. Tickets: $26/$22/$13, 303-739-1970, AuroraFox.org.